PRECAUTIONS FOR TRAVELERS/FLYERS
WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS
Montrose Community Health Resources
CORONAVIRUS AND MONTROSE…A SUMMARY
KEY RECENT CORONAVIRUS ACTIONS AFFECTING MONTROSE
STATE OF COLORADO AND LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS
MORE MONTROSE TOURISM CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS
International Flying Resources
MORE…PRECAUTIONS WHEN YOU FLY
AIRLINE CHANGE POLICIES
STATE BY STATE CORONAVIRUS NEWS
GEOGRAPHIC HEALTH STATISTICS
PRECAUTIONS FOR TRAVELERS/FLYERS:
Travelers should stay informed and take simple preventive actions:
Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Stay home if you’re sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the CDC and local and state public health authorities.
If you are flying to a destination from Montrose, research local restrictions and health guidance as well as any closures.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 …
You start showing symptoms (fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath)
Stay inside your lodging/residence: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 may be able to isolate at their lodging/residence during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your lodging/residence, except for getting medical care.
Avoid public areas: Avoid public areas as much as possible.
Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
Separate yourself from other people. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
Call ahead before visiting a doctor. Call your medical provider or a nurse line first and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected.
At-risk groups are older individuals and those with serious chronic medical conditions, who should take extra precautions.
MORE ON WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency on March 10 to protect public health and our vulnerable populations and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While there are no restrictions on travel to or from Colorado, the State encourages residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
On Friday, March 13, Polis encouraged the cancellation of large public gatherings of over 250 people unless they can successfully take steps to limit contact between people to six feet. On Saturday, March 14, Polis issue an executive order mandating the closing of ski resorts.
On March 11, the United States announced a travel ban for travelers from mainland Europe, as well as suspension of all flights to/from Europe for 30 days beginning Friday, March 13 at midnight.
March 14, the U.S. extended the European travel ban to include the United Kingdom and Ireland, which will begin at 12:00am EST on Monday, March 16.
European travelers (excluding the UK and Ireland) represent 21% of Colorado’s international travelers, or 218,838, The peak season for visitation from Europe is the 2nd and 3rd quarters, June – September. Hopefully flights will be resumed before the peak summer travel season.
At this time, U.S. airlines have canceled flights to/from mainland China until April 24, 2020. However, cases of COVID-19 in China have now stabilized, factories are opening once again and people are returning to work. Flights within China are now operating above 70% of capacity, and bookings at tour operators have increased 71% week over week.